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Ron Rosenbaum

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Ron Rosenbaum's work has appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Esquire, and The New York Times Magazine. His book Explaining Hitler has been translated into ten languages. He writes "The Edgy Enthusiast" column for the New York Observer and is at work on his next book, on Shakespeare scholars. Aware of the controversy over authors posing with their pets on book jackets, he has not posed with his soulful cat, Stumpy (depicted here), whose comic genius is described on pages 710-15 of this volume.

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The Secret Parts of Fortune
Three Decades of Intense Investigations and Edgy Enthusiasms
Written by Ron Rosenbaum


Format: eBook, 848 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 18, 2000
Price: $15.99

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The Shakespeare Wars
Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups
Written by Ron Rosenbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $18.00

In THE SHAKESPEARE WARS, Ron Rosenbaum gives readers an unforgettable way of rethinking the greatest works of the human imagination. He focuses on cutting-edge controversies about the true source of Shakespeare’s enchantment and illumination--the astonishing language itself.

With quicksilver wit and provocative insight, Rosenbaum takes readers into the midst of fierce... Read more >
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The Shakespeare Wars
Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups
Written by Ron Rosenbaum


Format: eBook, 624 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Those Who Forget the Past
The Question of Anti-Semitism
Afterword by Cynthia Ozick
Edited by Ron Rosenbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $16.95

"Rosenbaum's outstanding compilation of nearly 50 sharp essays has the advantage of not only displaying a wide range of views but juxtaposing pieces in debate with one another...This is an estimable collection and may find a place with course adopters as well as common readers." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

After the horrors... Read more >
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Those Who Forget the Past
The Question of Anti-Semitism
Afterword by Cynthia Ozick
Edited by Ron Rosenbaum


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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